Raymond Jaravaza/ Nkosilodumo Ndebele
AS the first half of the 2018 Premier Soccer League season draws to a close, local coaches will in the next fortnight sit down and reflect on progress made vis-A�-vis targets set at the start of the campaign.
The mid-season break gives football clubs an opportunity to give their players a break as well as authorities such as stadium owners time to spruce up and make necessary maintenance work on their facilities.
Which teams will beef up their squads?
B-Metro Sport sought out the views of the five top teams and this is what the coaches and officials had to say.
a�?Generally we have a good squad which has been performing very well so I doubt there will be much changes to the current team but ita��s ultimately the coacha��s decision to beef up the squad or not,a�? said club media officer Culvin Mavunga.
a�?We sit down and review how the team played against set targets and only then can we decide which players to bring in and those we feel are not fitting into the team. Building the right team is a process and not an overnight event. Ia��m happy with how the boys have responded so far,a�? said coach Norman Mapeza.
a�?I am not at liberty to comment; ita��s against my contractual obligations. You can come to the Press Conference on Thursday because that is what pressers are designed for,a�? said Highlanders gaffer Madinda Ndlovu.
a�?As a coach I might have a wish list of the players I want but the final decision to add to the current squad lies with the club bosses. We are not too far from our targets so there is no need for wholesale changes,a�? said coach Joey Antipas.
Harare City FC
a�?We have over exceeded our expectations so far and honestly I wouldna��t want to upset the teama��s balance by bringing in new faces into the team.
a�?The team is functioning well and the target at the end of the season is to get a minimum of 40 points to guarantee us a place in the Premiership next year,a�? said Mark Harrison.